Graduate in Residence Blog

AUB Alumni - 11/13 - Arts University Bournemouth

Workshop at Goldsmiths University

Fine Art Graduate in Residence, Sian Hutchings presented a workshop, as part of Sound of Memory Symposium along with The Noematic Collective from AUB, at Goldsmiths University.

The Sound of Memory Symposium explored creative works and ideas situated at the interface of composers working in acoustic ecologies and artists working within social ecologies, where the primary engagement is a form of sonic ethnography. The overarching thematic is an exploration of how individual and cultural memory resonates in the shaping of social space. The symposium explored the broad domain of acoustic ecologies and soundscape’s engagement in place.

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Fine Art host audio takeover in the Drawing Studio

On Friday 31st March, The Noematic Collective held a sonic takeover in the Drawing Studio at Arts University Bournemouth.

Sian Hutchings, Graduate in Residence for BA (Hons) Fine Art, founded the collective after starting a sound group open to all students within AUB.

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Graduation animation wins at Rising Star Film Festival

2016 graduation animation Wendell’s Advantageous Adversity has won third place in Canadian student film festival Rising Star.

The annual festival was created by the Robert Thirsk High School Film Club students. It grew out of their passion to make fun and interesting films and videos.

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Wolfgang Tillmans gives guest lecture

Wolfgang Tillmans, critically acclaimed Photographer and AUB alumnus, recently visited the University to give a guest lecture to students.

The lecture is part of the BA (Hons) Commercial Photography Guest Speaker programme, which includes speakers from a variety of areas within the creative industries, including set designers, art directors, picture editors, agents, stylists and photographers from a variety of genres.

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Acting Alumni production to show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

BA (Hons) Acting Alumni Elliot Warren and Olivia Brady’s production, FLESH & BONE will be showing at Pleasance Courtyard at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, having won £10,000 as part of the Charlie Hartill Fund.

The pair started Unpolished Theatre Company in September 2016 and Flesh and Bone is their first show. Described as “A show that gives the gritty residents of an East London Tower Block a stage, through their wickedly eloquent voices we are thrust into their stories, held by the scruff of the neck, and made to listen” FLESH & BONE follows the lives of five characters, three of which are played by AUB Alumni, Elliot Warren, Olivia Brady and Alessandro Babalola.

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Composition of a drawing

On 20th February, I had the opportunity to run a workshop along with BA (Hons) Fine Art Course Leader Richard Waring and two students helpers (Charles Pritchard & Joe Morgan) for 26 Japanese students from Kyoto University of Art and Design (KUAD).

The day started with a short presentation about the course from Course Leader Richard Waring.

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Five Costume alumni celebrate Oscar win for Fantastic Beasts

Five graduates from BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design are celebrating success for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, having worked on costumes for the film.

The film won the Oscar for ‘Achievement in Costume Design’ last night.

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